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Frankfurt, 11 October 2018 - The Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards were presented today in a festive ceremony on the THE ARTS+ Runway. The awards were presented in three categories "Best Illustrated Book on Film", "Best International Litarary Adaptation for Children or Young Adults" and "Best International Literary Adaptation".

The winners in the individual categories at a glance:

Best International Literary Adaptation
"INTRIGO - DEATH OF AN AUTHOR", based on the novels by Håkan Nesser, directed by Daniel Alfredson

Best International Literary Adaptation for Children or Young Adults
Romy's Salon (NL), directed by Mischa Kamp

Best Illustrated Book on Film
"Cinemaps: An Atlas of 35 Great Movies" (Quirk Books)

In the category "Best Illustrated Book on Film", which was awarded together with the MGIP Motovun Group of International Publishers, this year, there were also two runners-up: "Marilyn Monroe 50 sessions" (Knesebeck Verlag) and "Frankenstein - The First Two Hundred Years" (Reel Art Press).

In addition, there was a "Special Recognition" for the cartoon series "Hilda", which had just been launched on Netfilx. Due to its genre, "Hilda" was not comparable to other films in the field of children and youth, but it impressed the jury in every respect.

Jury President Ellen Harrington said about the selection of the winners: "This year’s competition was extremely compelling and highly varied - with a broad range of countries, film genres and very diverse source material represented. These filmmakers impressed the Jury with their exceptional production values and fidelity to their source material. In particular, with the Best Adaptation for Children and Young Adults, we were pleased to note that all of the protagonists were compelling characters, who happen to be girls or young women, and many of the directors and authors on whose work these films were based are also women. Our Jury elected to add an additional prize for the animated short-form series Hilda, and award the Feature Film Prize to Romy's Salon, an exceptionally well-told and modern coming of age story."

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The Frankfurter Buchmesse is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair – with over 7,300 exhibitors from 102 countries, around 286,000 visitors, over 4,000 events and some 10,000 accredited journalists and bloggers in attendance. It also brings together key players from the fields of education, film, games, STM, academic publishing, and business information. Since 1976, the book fair has featured an annual Guest of Honour country, which showcases its book market, literature and culture to attendees in a variety of ways. The Frankfurter Buchmesse organises the participation of German publishers at around 20 international book fairs and hosts trade events throughout the year in major international markets. Access to the Business Club, with its premium services, networking events, and conferences, such as THE MARKETS, is available exclusively with a Business Ticket – the premium option for B2B visitors. THE ARTS+ was launched in 2016 as a fair, business festival and international meeting place for the culture and creative industries. It aims to exploit the potential of digitalisation for creative content and to develop new business areas. Frankfurt EDU, the international education platform of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, presents innovative concepts, content and technologies for the future of learning. Campus Weekend at the Frankfurter Buchmesse is dedicated to university students. The Frankfurter Buchmesse is a subsidiary of the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (German Publishers & Booksellers Association). in a new window)

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